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Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
evening, and thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. one of the best names in the treatment of dementia patients sits in a bigger debate, pharmaceutical companies, prescriptions and how doctors choose the medication they provide. johnson and johnson m settled about the government from 2002 to 2003 there was an off-labor use of the drug not approved by the fda. it has been since approved for dementia and young patients as well. and it has been an enormously successful product. it had $24.2 billion from 2002 to 2010, but it was the off-label period that raised alarm. the marketing effort including compensation to doctors amounted to reckless endangerment of patients young and old. >> the kick packs undermines adjustment of healthcare providers. it provides incentive to increase the use of drugs potentially putting the health of some patients at risk. the companies put down the risk of risperdol. put simply the alleged conduct is shameful and it is unacceptable. it displayed a reckless indifference to the safety of the american people, and it instituted a clear abuse of the public
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
because god so watching us. >> with a steadier stream of international aid landing at geyan, survivors said the government has done a good job bringing help and the international aid and appreciated. but the road ahead is likely to be a long one. the government estimates the supertyphoon forced 13 million from their homes. the u.n. says they will need six months of aid. faith and patience will be badly needed. >> what is good about the people there. if during the first few hours after the storm. even if they lost their homes they can smile, they haven't lost hope. >> certainly there is a great deal of need out there in the outlying areas. also here in tacloban. joining us here to help us understand some of the medical needs is kate oliver. your organization is made up from folks that are veterans and first responders. what makes you guys uniquely able to serve. >> we are volunteers and we got here last monday. we come together and work on the assessment side. we provide medical care as well as helping some of the remaining structures putting tarps up over the remaining structures. >> y
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2013 12:00am EST
evening everyone, thanks for joining us. joie chen is on assignment i'm adam may. meth amphetamine is continuing to ravage all across middle america. every time law enforcement contraction down on meth production, it pops up in different form. christophe putzel reports. >> veronica has been addicted to meth amphetamine for more than a third of her life. commonly referred to as speed, dope or ice, the drug is highly addictive and has been decimating rural communities like the one veronica has been living in for decades. >> they refer the to it as a walk away drug. you walk away from everything you ever valued for your next high. >> he says meth amphetamine after a dipping in consumption a few years ago due to drug enforcement, is at a new high. >> i don't know how something has had such a effect on someone's quality of life as the use of meth amphetamine. >> i was 26 when i started using. and i'm 43 years old now. that's how it goes around here, though. five miles from here and five miles around you there's probably 100 or more. people selling dope. >> how badly has this community been
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 4:00am EST
. i'm morgan radford. thank you for joining us. see you again at 7am eastern. >> got evening i'm joie chen welcome to "america tonight sex th" theweekend edition. we have did h dedicated our attention to sexual assault on campus. there is the repeated belief that campus rape is often the miscommunications and allegations that result to murky he said she said. ttonight we have us visit oxidental campus in california. for some reason it's impossible for law enforcement and school officals to adjudicate. >> rape is rape, not misunderstanding. sometimes by students that prey on fellow students and get it awith it time and time again. our report on the serial rape of the from our correspondent. oxidental college in los angeles. private and pricey is known for it's commitment to social justice. it's more striking that this campus is ri rivet with rape and sexual assault. much of i allegedly committed but repeat offenders. >> i ended up walking back to his place with him. once we were there he raped me. en in the shadows two students that asked us to hide their faces told us they were raped,
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 12:00am EST
response for save the chirp. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> coming up, we're going to continue our coverage of typhoon haiyan. a disturbing report on why girls are less likely than boys to be saved when a disaster strikes. that's coming up after the break. >> budget cuts at the pentagon and now brand new military aircraft are being sent straight to the boneyard. is this your tax dollars fast at work? i'm phill torez. coming up this week on techknow. san francisco's bay bridge, an engineering marvel but this is earthquake country. >> how close are we to one of those faultlines? >> now inovation, that might change everything. >> how safe is this building? >> earthquake inovations, >> where would you wanna be if a big quake hits? >> techknow sunday 7:30 eastern on al jazeera america >> brand new military airplanes coming straight off the assembly line, then moth balled. the department of defense spent more than half a billion of your tax dollars on the c27j spartan. why aren't those plains being used? is the spartan a prime example of government mismanagement and
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 4:00am EST
water. president obama ordered two more military ships to the region, their helicopters will be used to deliver supplies and help with evacuation. 22 countries are rushing money and aid to the philippine islands. >>> the face of flying is about to chaining, the justice department signing off on a merger between american airlines and u.s. airways. it will bet world's biggest. >>> two medical organizations are recommending new guidelines that could double the amount of americans taking cholesterol-related drug stattens. they are being encouraged to prescribe higher doses to people. >> hawaii is on the verge of passing same-sex marriage. the legislature has passed the deal. the governor will sign it in the morn. it will boost tourism by $217 million. "america tonight" is up next and you can get the late u.s. news online at aljazeera.com. >> every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? consider this... antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the sta
Al Jazeera America
Nov 7, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> appreciate you being with us "rolling stone" reporter matt akin thank you for being with us tonight. >> my pleasure. >> ahead the campaign promise new york city's new mayor elect has promised a new policing policy. hurricane sandy. and for many, loss of promised financial relief. now, one year later, al jazeera america investigates: >> now a snapshot of stories making head linings on america tonight of the up in maine the southport land community issue. the tar sands transport was narrowly defeated of the it would take the thicker production through maine. >> bradly byrne defeated dean young in a congregationary primary. he moves onto a special electionen the 17. and in virk. ken cuccinelli and it was hard fought and historic. the parties that controlled the whitwhite house us a lost. >> the first time since 1999 new yorkers elected a democrat mayor. deblasio cruised to a victory over lhota. >> he is an outspoken progressive. he voud to raise tacks on the wealthy and greater rights support and that include an end to the controversial police policy, "stopnd frisk" a corner stone issue in hi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 12:00am EST
evening, thanks for being with us. being with us. i'm joie chen. i'm joie chen. as we begin this holiday most as we begin this holiday most closely associated with closely associated with celebration, with abundance and celebration, with abundance and even excess, it might be a even excess, it might be a little unfair of us to ask you little unfair of us to ask you to stop and consider the worry to stop and consider the worry and the anxiety of many american and the anxiety of many american families on the periphery of the families on the periphery of the economic safety net. economic safety net. but it is an important moment we but it is an important moment we believe to think about the believe to think about the growing need of the many growing need of the many americans who are faced every americans who are faced every day with a choice between paying day with a choice between paying basic bills or feeding their basic bills or feeding their families. families. what do you do when you can't what do you do when you can't fill the fridge, when you're not fill the fridge, when you
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 12:00am EST
get born into every day is like i -- life is written for us. >> in the turf war that follow owed, two r i have a l gang members were shot dead although it was never proven he fired a gun he was convicted of double murder. the law was clear and uncompromising. if you are part of a group that commits a murder, you are a murderer. the sentencing rules were just as unforgive be. the double homicide required the judge to impose the harshest of sentences, life without the possibility of parole. the 14-year-old boy was sentenced to life in prison. >> the message today to every criminal gang praying on the innocent is clear: we need to put you out of business to break the backs of your organization, to put you away for a very long time. >> the '90s in chicago, vicious drug wars overwhelmed the city and the tough on crime mentality thrived. adolfo davis's case barely caused a rimmel. >> i heard the word "life" but i didn't understand that meant i was going to die in prison. >> 23 years, davis sits behind bards at maximum security state correctional center in cristhill, illinois. now, his
Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 12:00am EST
. america tonight's joie chen is on the ground in the philippines, she joins us from sabu airport, the staging ground for supplies. joie you have been traveling for the last couple of days. i can only imagine what you've witnessed. >> adam it's really quiek remarkable. we are here at sabu where we have been and in fact as you say it is a staging ground. we're seeing international aircraft from all across the world, these big c-130 cargo aircraft bringing much needed supplies coming in from a number of different countries and all coming through here. the problem is that this is really quite a difficult mission for a lot of the aircraft. understand that the philippines makes up of 7,000 plus ielts islands, it is quite small, a lot of the runways play be damaged and it makes it very difficult to think about moving in supplies as well. that's what they've had to do for the many several days. we see a very steady supply of provisions, trying to get to safer ground, as well. a lot of places are still too difficult to reach even by anything but maybe a little boat or over land. we in fact wen
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 4:00am EST
joining us. it has been seven days now since a monster typhoon tore through the philippines leaving massive devastation in its wake. international row leaf efforts are being stepped up, but difficult convictions are making it painfully slow. latest official figures have the death toll from super typhoon at more than 4400, that's according to the united nations. other estimates say the toll could go as high as 10,000. the disaster has displaced hungs of thousands of people, a total of 11 million effected. there have been reports of some violence, over the lack of food and water, at a press conference, in the capitol the united nations criticized the slow pace of aid. people are in desperate need of help. we need to get assistance to them now, they are already saying that it has taken too long to arrive. >> i do feel that we have let people down. but aid is coming in. the suns. george washington and seven support ships have arrived off the coast. the most devastated area. one of their priorities right now is to get watt tore the filipino people, some of them haven't had clean drinking
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
this story. we'll ask you to continue to follow up and bring us details as they come to you. thank you both for being here tonight. >>> up next we're going to continue our week long focus, sex crimes on campus. how a young man's life was turned upside down from what was ultimately found to be a false allegation. stay tuned. (vo) tomorrow night ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. ♪ >>> tonight in our focus on sex crimes on campus, we turn to the other side of the story. the search for justice, not just for the accuser, but for the accused. right in the thick of all of this, universities, which are obligated both morally and legally to protect students. sometimes finding the truth can be difficult, though
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 12:00am EST
and touch your finger underneath, your finger underneath, using your thumb and your using your thumb and your finger, you bend the finger, you bend the fabric in half, and it fabric in half, and it pops back up. pops back up. and you are going to let and you are going to let me put a stitch in this. me put a stitch in this. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. >> we just go straight >> we just go straight down, now you put it all down, now you put it all the way through. the way through. >> uh h o. >> uh h o. i made a mistake. i made a mistake. >> okay, that's what >> okay, that's what happens. happens. >> i'm ruining the star >> i'm ruining the star spangled banner. spangled banner. >> here we go. >> here we go. >> 200 years ago, >> 200 years ago, baltimore was a boom town baltimore was a boom town in a new nation. in a new nation. but the british had not but the british had not given up the idea of given up the idea of getting their former getting their former colonies back in line. colonies back in line. angered by british trade angered by british trade restrictions and the restrictions
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 9:00pm EST
guess we all were. >> and good evening, thanks for being with us, i'm joie chen. on veterans day we honor those who serve our nation, a day off, parades. but beyond tonight, we ask some tough questions about defense department decisions that leave some vets abandoned and fearful for their own futures. in an in-depth investigation we probe the plight of americans, our america tonight exclusive report from correspondent sheila macvicar. >> this is iraq. are you can see his big teeth there, big smile right there, that was before his accident in iraq. >> jerald jensen joined the army when he was 34. much older than the average recruit. he was called to duty by 9/11, says his wife robin and deployed to iraq in 2006. sergeant jensen was the driver for a commander in his unit and by all accounts he was an exemplary soldier. in the fall of 2007 jensen's patrol was attacked, an explosive ripped through his hum vee, drove away from the attack saving his commander. that incident brought him a purple heart. >> you can see the stitching and then it goes all the way around. this was two months af
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 12:00am EST
spending part of it with us. i'm joie chen. we begin with a look at the haves and the have nots of our nation. with a gu good bit of informati, wealth and poverty in our country may be growing. first the numbers: more than 200,000 jobs were added to the economy last month and economists have predicted the number would be closer to 120,000. only the sign the shutdown wasn't as hard on our economy as they thought it would be. retail industries and overall the economy grew by 2.8% in the third quarter. but that's where the good news ends. last month the unemployment rate inched up ever so slightly and more americans are giving up even looking for work. seeking for acts of opportunity, the president said to look globally. >> in today's global economy business he are going to take root and grow wherever there's the fastest and most reliable transportation and cometion networks. they -- communications networks. china is investing in a whole lot of infrastructure, brazil, is investing in a whole lot of infrastructure, what are we doing? goods made in america, lest make sure we've got best por
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 9:00pm EST
able to handle 50,000 at once. 800,000 a day. >>> public outcries against cell phone use on airplanes. the federal communications commission says it will review that plan next month. those are the headlines at this hour, i'll be back at 11:00 eastern, 8:00 pacific. you can get the latest news on aljazeera.com. >> on america tonight: the joy we'll never forget. the story of president kennedy's lasting legacy and his last voyage. >> we have the transfer of power, the official of state business, going on just a few feet in front. and here we have the private horror of a widow with her murdered husband. >> also tonight, fading away, capturing what might be the last looks of a vanishing culture. >> i believe these people have a wealth, an emotional wealth, cultural wealth that we do not have any more. >> and big dreams, small space. adam may: little tread. >> it will always be my place. >> it won't get away. >> from the museum in washington, d.c. and the three shots were fired exhibit focused on the assassination of john f. kennedy, i'm joie chen, thanks for being with us. it's been 50 yea
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 4:00am EST
next. and you can get us online any time. weed outnumber the locals. a new home on the rage. >> we want to be individual, we don't want the government to take care of us. >>> a message about shared faith and common values. >> we talk about family, we talk about education, we talk about self dependence. we talk about opportunities for american dream. >> and flowing straight into trouble. a new front in the contest between energy and the environment. >> and good evening. thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. will they stay or will they go? it is a fair question on this day before off-year elections in many communities around the country truly is an off-off election year, races which might not attract a lot of attention in any other year. but this year political divisions on many levels make quite a few races be bellwethers. what we currently call colorado where secessionists want to form a new state. might not have much of a success but it points to a bigger picture of divide. the great sky of colorado's rural community. chris bury begins in cheyenne wells, colorado. >> a belief that t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
as effective as a placebo. some users reported anger, depression, hall use nations and side effects. dr michael segal, a professor at boston university's school of public health studied tobacco and smoking for 25 years. we know chantix has effects on the neurotransmitters of the brain, affecting serra tonin. it is known to be involved in mental illnesses and depression. it's not surprising that a drug like chantix could have effect on personality and could lead to depression and suicidally. >> a probe bit the food and drug admission in 2006, chantix users reported troubling side effect. some of the cases detailed in this report are bizarre, others chilling. a 24-year-old woman woke up a sleeping boyfriend and beat him because he looked too peaceful. a 42-year-old man walked up to a stranger in a bowling alley and punched him. another man choked his wife and hung himself. >> thomas moore a senior researcher with the institute for self medicine practices studied these and other acts linked to chantix. he was a consultant to lawyers effects. >> the cases had three striking characterist
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 4:00am EST
, thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. shy of one year since that horrible day in new town connecticut when 20 first graders and the educators who cared for them were slaughtered in their classroom now hundreds of interviews, thousands of investigative pages and evidence in hasn't, the investigative report on the shooting at sandy hook has been released. it concludes the shooter was a deeply disturbed young man who acted alone but it suggests that it is not a report that will bring closure to chose who lost so much on that day. >> what we now know does not answer the single most important question. why? why did he do it? what was the motive? what did 21-year-old adam lanza kill his mother in her bed, drive to her school and launch his rampage? there were disturbing details of the report. an isolated young man who covered his bedroom windows with black trash bags and communicated with his mother only by e-mail. the video games that he left behind, "school shooting" ; "left for dead "; "doom." a check from his mother to purchase a pistol. he kept articles detailing the killin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
majority. republicans have been using the former rule that required 50 results to hold up judicial nominations. afghanistan's president says he does not trust the united states. he spoke as afghan leaders consider add proposed security packet, with the u.s. if the deal is reached thousands of u.s. troops can remain in afghanistan after 2014. and the pilot who landed a boeing dream liner at the wrong kansas airport, says he was confused. the huge plane arrived at its original destination today. an air force base in wichita, last night the pilot mistakenly landed on a shorter tarmac nine miles away, no passengers were onboard. those are the headlines at this hour, america tonight is up next, i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time, 8:00 pacific, and remember you can all get the latest news on aljazeera.com. only america tonight, dieing to quit. a man leads police on a high speed chase. >> a woman gets locked up in a psychiatric ward. >> i started walking around the house, scheming, yelling. >> both blame the stop smoking drug chantax. our investigation reveals an alarming number
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
humanitarian response for save the chirp. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> coming up, we're going to continue our coverage of typhoon haiyan. a disturbing report on why girls are less likely than boys to be saved when a disaster strikes. that's coming up after the break. >> budget cuts at the pentagon and now brand new military aircraft are being sent straight to the boneyard. is this your tax dollars fast at work? >> brand new military airplanes coming straight off the assembly line, then moth balled. the department of defense spent more than half a billion of your tax dollars on the c27j spartan. why aren't those plains being used? is the spartan a prime example of government mismanagement and waste? i traveled to the biggest military storage facility in the u.s. in tucson, arizona to get answers. >> collecting dust in the arizona desert, the u.s. military's new fleet of c27j spartans. at about $30 million apiece, the cargo planes sit idle, without a mission that, a casualty of sequester cuts. >> the air force had to find a way to reduce their budget and they cho
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 4:00am EST
kind. $4 billion of that money will be used for consumer relief. those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next and you can get the latest on line at aljazeera.com. >>> on america america, day 11 in the daily fight for water, food, and shelter in the philippines. half a world away, people in the midwest figure out their next steps in the wake of sunday's deadly storms. also tonight, cruel and unusual? the debate over missouri's new lethal injection formula suspends the execution of a serial killer. >> you are in grave danger of causing an execution which could be torturous. >>> and there guns to god is the nsa program chilling our most basic rights as americans? >> the fact there's a record being kept of who is in my group and who is not in my group is very chilling. >>> we are hearing from people who say we left our countries to escape government surveillance we're not safe. ♪ >>> good evening, everyone and thanks for joining us. joie chen is on assignment in the philippines, i'm adam may. let's begin with the aftermath of another natural disaster. it has been two days si
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 9:00pm EST
. >> good evening, thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. as we begin this holiday most closely associated with celebration, with abundance and even excess, it might be a little unfair of us to ask you to stop and consider the worry and the anxiety of many american families on the periphery of the economic safety net. but it is an important moment we believe to think about the growing need of the many americans who are faced every day with a choice between paying basic bills or feeding their families. what do you do when you can't fill the fridge, when you're not sure how you feed your child or your children tomorrow? academics put a label on it, they call it food insecurity and it is a present and growing problem even in our land of plenty. america tonight's sheila macvicar explains this with food for thought. >> the brirl yant family of baltimore are a tight-knit clan. twins tabby and gabby. >> the big one down there zack not the small one. >> julie and aaron have been together since they were teenagers and in 22 years, they have never spent a night apart. family first is thei
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
contention hearing for health an human >> good evening thanks for being with us i'm joh joie chen it isa tough job. the president took his affordable care act to texas. the healthcare policy to benefit many tex texans if the state ges behind it. the more americans know about it the more they will like it. a now poll backs that up. interest in enrolling is up 7% since september of even beyond it's technical problems obamacare's acronyms can be hard to follow. program to cut the cost of care for the very sick and how it works? here is chris bury. >> at 43 a a 43 alicia is happt breathe. stacked beside her are oxygen tanks. they took over her life and forced her to quit her job in 2005. >> that is when the out of control blood pressure and diabetes and issues with my back aanda everything i couldn't stai couldn't do it anymore. >> she has a lot of medical problems and they severe. she is mor morbidly obese and tt is in part connected to a continue drome of a heart and lulung dysfunction not breathing deep yo enough it's created problems with her health. it's put her in a an unusual cate
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 4:00am EST
that we thought him to be. >> good evening, everyone, thanks for joining us. i'm adam may, joie chen is on assignment. we have a lot to cover. a 16 year sentence, in a final effort to avoid his death sentence franklin's attorneys argue the drug use would violate the country's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. due to the dwindling stockpile of lethal injection drugs? that's the issue we've been highlighting on america tonight. on tuesday the judge granted a stay of execution. she found that franklin's lawyers use of pentobarbitol gave unusual pain to death. missouri injected franklin with the lethal dose of the controversial drug. which was a first for missouri. franklin had been on death row for 16 years. one of franklin's victims was 13-year-old dante brown shot dead in cincinnati back in 1980. tonight we are joined by la von evans, the junger brother of dante evans brown. still so sorry about what happened to your brother. i would like your reaction to the execution first. >> you know we're excited. you know it's been a long time wait. so it's a burden off our -- it's a burden l
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 9:00pm EST
are doing, i can beat somebody for no reason and just keep beating him and i keep using this club to hit whatever i want. >> why you keep hanging around this clown? >> the game also contains lots of racial slurs and an opportunity for the male protagonist, to get a latch dance and touch a naked woman inside a strip club. violence for no reason. >> the violence can be pretty extreme. we wonder what kind of effect it has on the person holding the controller? >> we have no clear causal relationship between violent video games and actions that people take. >> dr. michael fraser is a new york city clinical psychologist who specializes in video addiction. >> there are so many factors involved, factors that include personalty, psychiatric history, have parenting style. >> might be likely to use immersive video games like grand theft auto to escape from real life. that he says could lead to hours of obsessive playing which brings its own problems especially when it's time to put the game away. >> it's almost like a withdrawal kind of behavioral segue. they may not be paying as much time payi
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. we'll ask you to continue to follow up and bring us details as they come to you. thank you both for being here tonight. >>> up next we're going to continue our week long focus, sex crimes on campus. how a young man's life was turned upside down from what was ultimately found to be a false allegation. stay tuned. ♪ >>> tonight in our focus on sex crimes on campus, we turn to the other side of the story. the search for justice, not just for the accuser, but for the accused. right in the thick of all of this, universities, which are obligated both morally and legally to protect students. sometimes finding the truth can be difficult, though. there are sometimes false accusations. between 2 and 10% of claims are prove tone be unfoukded. new federal guidelines makes it easier to punish the rape indianapolis, but may also ensnare the innocent. >> reporter: taylor spends most weekends hanging out with his friends in fargo. but a sexual encounter with a young women sent his world spinning out of control. >> well, we met at a party. i don't know we just kind of made eye contact. i liked her
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 12:00am EST
family and loved ones. thanks for watching. >> good evening, i'm joie chen, thanks for joining us on this holiday weekend. as shoppers wrap up their black friday trips and cross off must-haves off their list, grand theft auto 5, shattered records when it went from zeroto $1 million sales in just three days. the entertainment of getting tide up in high speed joy rides, america tonight's lori jane gliha. >> the cops are coming, get out at outta here! take cover. shoot everybody. i don't know where my fun is. and then are you going to steal one of these vehicles? >> no, i'm going to steal another vehicle. >> even though he's a long way from getting his official washington, d.c. driver's license 11-year-old nico frank can cruise anywhere and do anything he wants as a virtual player. >> normally i'm a really good driver. >> sure! >> and do i kind of like doing in this game some things that you just captain do in real life. in real life you can't kill people like this. in this game you can. >> like what do you feel like when you do that? >> that it's not very good. it is kind of fun to do
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 12:00am EST
the ground too. ♪ >>> good evening, thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. we begin tonight with developments in a case that rocked an ohio community and shocked the nation a year ago. in that crime two high school students from sue binville ohio are currently in detention for the rape of a teenage girl after they posted pictures of her, an account of what they had done on social media. now an ohio grand jury has charged four adults on charges of a coverup. >> we must treat rape and sexual assault as a serious crime of violence that it is. >> reporter: the ohio attorney general is sending a strong message to anyone that will listen. if you cover up a sex crime, you will be held accountable. he is talking about the rape of a 16-year-old sue binville, ohio girl, and acquisitions that officials and school administrators helped the perpetrators cover it up. >> it is up to the adult to intervene. it's up to the adults to change things. it is up to the adults to set boundaries. it's up to the adults to teach the kids right from wrong. >> reporter: these are the images and tweets that w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 9:00pm EST
betz. keep it here because "america tonight" is up next. remember, you can always find us online with the latest on www.aljazeera.com. have a good night. ♪ ♪ >> good evening and welcome to "america tonight" the weekend edition, i'm joie chen. reeling from super storm sandy. in the after math the american red cross took action. the red cross promised to care for survivors and help them recover but it turns out many have been left wanting and waiting. >> reporter: one year on, this is breezy point, one of the new york communities most devastated when hurricane sandy churned up the's coast. waves crashed into homes. the power went out, and then more than 100 houses burned. visible scars left in drifting sand. beach towns like this one, and some homes are so damaged they'll never be inhabitable again. you'll hear story after story getting the financial aid needed to completely recover from the storm. sandy cost the state of new york about $42 billion. and for many families the personal costs will be a burden to bear for many years. up and down the low lying barrier coasts the debris h
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 9:00pm EST
and you can find us on aljazeera.com. >> >> good evening, i'm joie chen, you're watching "america tonight", the weekend edition. we begin with an investigation. the american cancer society hosted a smoke out, urging smokers to quit. despite well-documented risks, cancer, heart disease, one in five americans smoke. to quit the habit hundreds of thousands of americans turned to a pill called chantix. some had success, others died. adam may obtained documents showing hundreds of chantix users committed suicide. >> james mayhol pleads guilty to a burglary, receiving a 1-year sentence in the state penn tenary. the truck driver broke into a warehouse, after being sacked from his job, armed with a rifle and fed police. >> in an interview from gaol, m ashes yhol tells "america tonight", he was delusional suffering side effects of chantix, a drug signed to help people quit smoking. >> i just snapped. i kicked in a door, went into an empty building. got on a forklift with a wepan. it's a haze. to this day i have no idea what i was doing in the building. >> hundreds of miles away in a suburb
Al Jazeera America
Nov 28, 2013 9:00pm EST
thanksgiving. those are the headlines america tonight is next, and for all of us here on al jazeera america new york, we want to wish you a happy thank giving and happy hanukkah. enjoy the holiday weekend. hello, and welcome to this special holiday edition of "america tonight." since thanksgiving brings to mind the origins of this country. to begin, we look to the star spangled banner, america's most famous flag is safely tucked away at the smithsonian museum here in washington. be 200 years ago it was first raised over and our determination as a young nation to succeed. ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪. >> it's a song as familiar to americans as a babies lull by. how did it become such a part of the fabric of america? >> the anthem gets the flag more publicity, and the flag makes the anthem more famous. >> so we are standing on a reconstruction of the gun impact that was here. >> this is the power of place, here is the thing, people love the anthem, they love the grab, what they need to understand is that fort mchenry where they both come together. and literally,
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 12:00am EST
on the assassination of john f. kennedy, i'm joie chen, thanks for being with us. it's been 50 years since president kennedy's death, but his life remains a fascination. that trip on air force 1, dallas to washington with two presidents on board, one slain and one newly sworn in. john hendren explains. >> as the body of john f. kennedy made a final voyage, inside air force one there was disbelief and the transmission. >> the state business of the republic is going on just a few feet in front and here we have the private horror and pathos of a widow with her murdered husband. >> president kennedy died at approximately 1:00 central standard time which is about 35 minutes ago. >> every american alive in 1963 remembers the day. >> i was in third grade at the time. >> i can remember when it happened. i was in school. >> it's taken half a century for the full story of kennedy's last flight on air force 1 to be told. recent accounts reveal it was a tense one filled with strained moments as when lyndon johnson walked into the presidential cabin and laid down. >> kennedy steps in the do
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 4:00am EST
hill fire. >>> . >>> good evening, thank you for joining us. joey chan is on assignment. you are watching "american tonight - the weekend edition", it's a week since typhoon haiyan made landfall in the philippines, and the crisis is far from over. typhoon haiyan was the strongest storm ever to hit that island nation, leaving mass destruction. tens of thousands of people are homeless. thousands are dead. "america tonight is joey chan community. >> it felt as if we reached the end of the world. after hours of driving through debris and devastation we arrived at the end of cebu island, to a tiny community typhoon. >> what was it like when the storm came? >> it's frightening. we were here in our office. i think that's the strongest i have experienced. before? >> no, first time. it is best to describe it like a sound of a 747. and, you know, the office - is burst. >> the mayor said when times are good, this is hardly a wealthy community. there are farmers that catch tuna. 86,000 live in this part of the province, the fact that nine died is almost a miracle. the mayor said it is becaus
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